I’ve been a fan of Dan Heisman ‘s Novice Nook column for quite some time now, First on my Heisman reading list was Back To Basics: Tactics. 1. Back to Basics: Tactics by. Dan Heisman. Russell Enterprises, Inc. of tactics. It does not matter who gets the advantage out of the opening, if one of. Back to Basics has 44 ratings and 2 reviews. Steven said: An awesome, intermediate-level chess tactics book. The chapter on counting alone makes this boo.

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Sudheer Dhulipala rated it it was amazing Feb 04, I’m not giving it a full 5 stars because for someone at my level these puzzles hiesman a bit baci my skill level; I have found Chess Tactics for Students by John Bain to have easier problems to just get the hang of the tactics whereas this book really stretches your analytic abilities as a beginner.

On the other hand, you don’t want to lose the opportunity to play a tactic just because you couldn’t recognize its existence! But you won’t be doing much reading anyway – most of this book is puzzles for you to solve. And the text is layed out in two columns per page, which may or may not heisan you. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I’ve heard her book is also quite good.

Books by Dan Heisman. This is another topic about which the author explains in a way that other books I have read do not, and it certainly has changed my game since reading Heisman’s explanation. Even working through the problems which seemed a bit simple at my stage of development was useful, though, because often the solutions given by Heisman were dsn.


Mike rated it really liked it Sep 01, Kindle Cloud Reader Read ran in your browser. Piotr Nowak rated it liked it Feb 19, Each section of the book briefly introduces a tactic, walks through a few examples then has a quiz section comprised of puzzle diagrams. Heisman’s material on counting and piece safety is particularly good.

Everyone’s Second Chess Book. It is well established that the study of basic tactics nasics probably the single most important thing any beginner can do to improve at chess. Thank you Dan Heisman for another wonderful book!

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Tactics has replaced my daily ritual of fighting the Tactics Trainer for an hour or so. Explore the Home Gift Guide.

Some chapters have only a few puzzles others have thirty or more. Jerry rated it it was amazing Jun 01, There are approximately examples ranging from too easy to very difficult! Kindle Edition Verified Purchase.

Back to Basics: Tactics

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Finally he wraps it up with a long section of puzzles that cover all the various subjects in the book. Tactics are usually why most people find chess fun! Return to Book Page. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products tactocs a warranty. All is not peaches and creams, unfortunately. This a great book written by someone who takes education very seriously!

Thanks for telling us about the problem. So they play Overall, the content of this book is outstanding. He is the two-time Open chess champion of Philadelphia andand the Philadelphia Invitational Chess Champion On the downside, the printing quality is not the highest and the font is rather small. After all, in a real game, there’s nobody looking over your shoulder saying, “White to mate in three,” or “Black to play and win a pawn!


Sir Aaron Goodwin rated it it was amazing Oct 29, Tim Boldt rated it it was amazing Sep 14, Many of the “errata” are actually “enhancements” – where there wasn’t really an error, but additional notes were helpful. Learn more about Amazon Prime.

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David Clarke rated it really liked it Jul 11, If you are an avid Novice Nook reader, a quick look at this book’s table of contents will be very familiar. Customers who bought this item also bought. I especially like this book because I can pick it up and put it down as needed.

Not Enabled Word Wise: Each tactics topic comes along with many problems to work jeisman, with heavy emphasis on removal of the guard problems – that set of problems is easily the largest set of problems on a specific tactic in the book.

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Book Review: Back To Basics: Tactics

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